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#1 of 3 Old 03-25-2006, 05:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DD, nearly 3, has a mystery rash that cropped up yesterday in the bathtub. It's not roseola because she's already had that, and there's no fever. It started on her belly and back and today is starting to move onto her arms. My grandma thinks it may be rubella, but I've read it usually starts on the face (she's had a few on her face, but they seem to be fading as quickly as they appear). The spots are very small, pinkish red, slightly raised and prickly.

Any thoughts? She seems to be in fairly good spirits, and also doesn't have any swollen glands that I can tell.
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Measles? Does she have white spots in the mouth?

Do you have a picture?

x-post it on the vaccine forum.

Is she vaccinated? Did she have a vaccine just lately, like within the last 3 weeks?
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Hi Gitti,

No white spots, I don't suspect 'proper' measles. I think it might be German Measles/aka Rubella from what relatives have suggested. She isn't very ill, and it isn't the big blotchy measles rash with spots inside the mouth.

She isn't vaccinated at all .

The rash was hard to photograph, but here are a couple of snaps from last night.

http://www.playfulpixie.com/images/rash1.jpg
http://www.playfulpixie.com/images/rash2.jpg

They are raised, individual, sort of prickly spots that are mildly itchy.

We've been keeping her at home in case it is rubella.
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